[R] help in a separate window under linux

s-luppescu@uchicago.edu s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Tue Sep 18 16:00:51 CEST 2001

On 18-Sep-2001 Dr Stuart Leask wrote:
> Hi there.
> R v1.3.0, Slackware linux 7.1 or Windows 98SE, PII 266, 64Mb RAM.
> I notice that under windows, R puts help info (ie. the response to
> '?<function>') into a new window, whereas under linux, it puts it into the
> main console window. I find the former much more helpful when checking a
> function's syntax.
> Is there a simple way of configuring R under linux to put its help messages
> into a separate, new console?

1) Use ESS. Help then comes up in its own buffer.
2) Use HTML help. Put your browser in a separate virtual desktop if things get
too cluttered.
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